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Flight Academy

a picture of two fighter jets flying in the air, with one upside down and appearing to be mirroring the other jet.

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

Have you thought about?

  • How do wings work?
  • What gives a jet engine its thrust?
  • How does a propeller get you into the air?
  • How does a parachute work?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

Learn About

Drag, lift, thrust and gravity are all featured here as the audience is shown how a plane stays in the air.

For Educators

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Australian Curriculum - CORE Codes: Australian Curriculum - OPTIONAL Codes:

Find another event

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  • Friday 26 May, 2017

A man pulling on a wooden pole that has a series of ropes and pulleys attached.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Levers, pulleys, jets and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages
A woman in overalls, wearing a safely crash cap and holding a plush toy cow.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Discover the science behind crashes and collisions. Sir Isaac Newton wouldn't know what hit him!

All Ages

  • Saturday 27 May, 2017

A man painting colour patterns on a flat surface.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do you see what I see?

8+
A picture of a man's head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

All Ages

  • Sunday 28 May, 2017

A man wearing safety glasses standing beside a cloud of gas.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

A fun and explosive show based upon the science of the amazing substance known as Liquid Nitrogen, one of the coldest substances known.

All Ages
A man with his hands in the air in front of a large screen with various photos of dinosaurs.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

All you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. New theories, old myths debunked, exciting new fossils uncovered.

All Ages